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Mega Health at Work

Making Wellness Contagious

At its core, Mega Health At Work is an advocate for healthy organizations. Using a proactive top-down approach, we believe leaders can transform the productivity, overall organizational health, and growth of their business by making wellness contagious. We offer a series of workshops, trainings, and consulting that address wellness and mental health with a proactive approach.

What’s in it for you?

Increased Engagement

With better rapport and teamwork, your organization can work as a cohesive ecosystem where everyone does their part with delight.

Leaders who Inspire

By building trust and communication between colleagues and executives- teams have performed better and come in to work motivated.

Proactive

Practicing mental health first aid and being receptive to your teamwork, organizations can implement policies that encourage better health for their employees and increase retention, employee satisfaction and overall business performance.

Services Offered

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Our evidence-based practices prove that when behavioral change is managed appropriately, leaders are motivated to be more successful and empathetic. These are qualities that are highly sought after by job-seeking employees and most importantly, they result in happy and healthy organizations.

Using a proactive top-down approach, we believe leaders can transform the productivity, overall organizational health, and growth of their business by making wellness contagious. We offer a series of workshops, trainings, and consulting that address wellness and mental health with a proactive approach.

Free Consultation

Workshops

We offer workshops to support all members of our community — individuals, business leaders, human resource professionals, employees, entrepreneurs, first responders, nurses, teachers, therapists, and hospice workers.

Human Resources

We support human resources professionals, health and safety departments, disability managers and occupational health nurses by providing them with guidance, tools, and solutions with confidence.

Simple Process

How Does it Work?

Step 1:

Fill out the Contact Us form and we will schedule a free consultation with you.

Step 2:

We will propose a recommended plan that is right for you.

Questions clients ask

Frequent Questions

Can I book the mental health first aid training onsite?

Yes, Mental Health First Aid can be delivered onsite for your team. A minimum of 12 participants are required, up to a maximum of 25.

Can a lunch n learn be customized?

Yes, all lunch n learns can be customized based on the organization’s specific needs and desired outcomes. A list of lunch n learns can be found here https://megahealth.ca/lunch-n-learn/

What if I am unable to attend a workshop I am registered for?

We understand that there are times when you may need to cancel. If that is the case, please let us know as soon as you can. You may use the credit to enrol into the next available course or workshop.

Does the MHFA course teach about suicide prevention?

MHFA discusses suicide and suicide prevention and offers crisis first aid training for suicidal behaviour.

What do Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training participants learn?

The MHFA course does not teach people how to be therapists. It does teach people how to:

• recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
• provide initial help ; and
• guide a person toward appropriate professional help.

Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis, such as suicidal behaviour.

In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help is identified. Individuals with Mental Health First Aid certification learn a single action plan that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports that can be applied in many situations.

Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health problems. These build their understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families and allow them to learn about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies.

Do I need to have a medical background to learn from this course?

No. Anyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). It is open to members of the general public. Families affected by mental health problems, teachers, health service providers, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers, and community groups are just a few of the groups who have benefited from MHFA.

For what age range is this course most appropriate?

MHFA courses are meant for adults (18+) and focus on how adults can provide effective help with mental health issues. The MHFA Adults Who Interact with Youth course is unique because it is for people over the age of 16. It teaches specifically about the youth population aged 12 to 25.

The reason we recommend the course to adults is because the content can be beyond the level of someone younger than 16. This is based on life experience, exposure, and ability to engage in effective discussions.

How often is the Mental Health First Aid course offered?

The public training is scheduled once a month. Dates can be found here https://megahealth.ca/lunch-n-learn

Can training be facilitated online?

All workshops can be facilitated online with the exception of the 2 day Mental Health First Aid workshop.

What types of crisis interventions are covered?

Participants are taught how to provide effective crisis intervention in a variety of situations:

• Panic attack
• Suicidal behaviour
• Substance overdose
• Acute stress reaction
• Psychotic episode

An important component of Mental Health First Aid training is the opportunity to practice the intervention strategy rather than to just learn about it. This simple experience can make it easier to apply the knowledge in a real-life situation.

In addition to crisis interventions, participants learn how to have confident and effective conversations about mental health, regardless of whether someone is in crisis or not. This includes recognizing the signs and symptoms of an emerging mental health problem, or noticing a change in someone’s behaviour and starting a conversation with that person.

Can I get a manual without attending the training?

No, manuals are provided during the course to MHFA participants only.

Do I have to recertify my Mental Health First Aid Certification?

No, but many people like to take a refresher course every 2-4 years.

Are there differences between Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Psychological First Aid?

The main differences between MHFA and Psychological First Aid (PFA) are as follows:

• MHFA has a broader focus. We have defined it as: “Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves“. Thus, it includes the full range of developing mental disorders and associated crises. PFA is usually focused on response to disasters.

• MHFA does give some training on how to respond to a person who has experienced a traumatic event. This training is more detailed in Psychological First Aid.

• Psychological First Aid is often delivered to people with some specialist mental health training. MHFA training is designed to also be appropriate for non-health professionals.+

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Mental Health is a broad and complex subject. According to reliable statistics from the Canadian Mental Health Association, “in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.” The causes and symptoms are varied, and the cost – at both a personal and economic level – nearly incalculable.

But the picture isn’t all bleak. There is help. There are people you can turn to. And there are things you can do to safeguard both your own mental health and that of people close to you.

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My Biography

About the Founder

Mega Health at Work is founded and facilitated by Robin Bender. Based in Waterloo, Ontario Robin’s early experiences in HR roles inspired her to make a change. She experienced a culture where people were focused on treating mental health more than preventing it. As she saw a lot of friction with unions, piling claims, and unfair policies- she decided to help those who needed it the most.

We need to move the conversation from reaction to prevention. Many organizations lack a clear vision and strategy around the health and wellness of employees and failing to make the link between Keeping Productivity Healthy means Keeping Organizations Healthy. When the link between these are understood, organizations thrive with high levels of engagement, and people WANT to work there..

Robin has an innate passion and love for helping others. Paired with her education in Psychology and fieldwork in Human Resources, she blended her experiences to found Mega Health at Work. Read more

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Client Testimonials

Robin has received some commendable reviews from her clients over the years. Her passion and dedication has been noticed and praised time and again by her clients and the companies whom she helped. Check out what they had to say about Robin.

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“Robin Bender is an awesome ambassador for Mental Health First Aid. She lead the class with passion, mixing in her experience working with others and the course material to keep the course engaging. I recommend the course, especially with Robin as instructor for all supervisors, managers, HR personnel, and anybody coming in contact with or interacting with people.”

Mark Filo

“Robin is very professional, knowledgeable and well-spoken. When presenting she incorporates the audiences learning style, seems down-to-earth, displays empathy and was able to answer questions effectively and thoroughly. I highly recommend her as an instructor and trusted adviser on mental health issues.”

Melissa Boyd

“Robin is a valuable trainer. She demonstrated great sensitivity and knowledge around the training actions to support individuals with mental health needs. She is extremely creative and tremendous problem solver. She is perceptive, empathetic and committed to educating people on Mental Health First Aid. I highly recommend Mental Health First Aid Certification Training with Robin.”

Kathi Haugh

“Robin is a wise beyond her years young woman who has her hand on the pulse of those in need. In addition she has a genuine concern for the welfare of those in need. She has an awareness to the mental issues of safety forces, their causes, consequences and solutions. I am honored and privileged to be associated with her.”

John V. Kosek

“Robin’s ability to connect with individuals has been remarkable. Her compassion is genuine and her ability to listen is essential in understanding mental health in the workplace. Her belief and values are ingrained in the work she does, and she has been a positive example of the work she does.”

Marguerite Jacobson

“Making Wellness Contagious”

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